Bryan Singer is currently avoiding any spotlight due to the sexual abuse allegations against him, but he dropped a bomb in the recent issue of SciFiNow. X-Men: Apocalypse, his next X-flick after Days of Future Past, will feature a re-cast Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm!
Singer stated that the film will take place in the 1980s, “between the birth of that relationship with Charles and Erik and the formation of the X-Men.” SciFiNow reports:
Of course, this means X-Men: Apocalypse is in the right time zone to revisit and recast iconic original characters Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm.Cyclops and Jean Grey, played by James Marsden and Famke Janssen, were killed in X-Men: The Last Stand (although Janssen reprised the role for dream sequences in The Wolverine), while Halle Berry returns as Storm for the post-apocalyptic segments of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. “Yeah,” Singer confirms when that exact question is put to him, “exactly.”
OOOOOOOooooh yeah, baby! Thank you Mr. Singer! I finally can have hope that Storm can be cast as the African Queen she deserves to be! I could care less about Jean Grey or Cyclops, but I need to see Storm finally cast correctly. I NEED THIS. I actually loved Marsden as Cyclops; he was the perfect douchebag. And since I have historically not cared much for Jean Grey, Janssen did a fine job. But Storm is such an awesome character, and Halle Berry never did her justice.
I fully expect Days of Future Past to wipe out the previous movies timelines, opening us up for a new alternate future- one more hopeful, and hopefully with much more Ororo Munroe!